Why NAFDAC Baned Sale of Dex luxury Bar Soap


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has prohibited the sale of Dex Luxury bar soap following the discovery of Butyphenyl Methylpropional in its composition.

In an announcement shared on NAFDAC’s official social media platforms on Thursday, it was disclosed that the product, Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), originating from Turkey, contains BMHCA, a substance banned in cosmetic items due to its potential adverse effects on the reproductive system and skin sensitization.

The post reads: “Public Alert No. 012/2024.Ban on the sale of Dex Luxury Bar Soap due to Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) content.

“NAFDAC is notifying the public of the ban on the sale of Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 mystic flower) by the European Union (EU).

“The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation as it is said to contain Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system, causing harm to the health of the unborn child, and may cause skin sensitization.

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“As a result, a ban on the marketing of the product has been placed by some regulatory and public authorities in the EU.

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“Product Name: Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), Product Brand: DEX, Country of Manufacture: Turkey, Model: 11.11.22, Barcode: 8694965531, Category: Cosmetics.

“Although this product is not on the NAFDAC database, importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers are advised to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain to avoid the importation, distribution, sale, and use of the above-mentioned product.

“Healthcare professionals and consumers are advised to report any suspicion of adverse reactions or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

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